Treefort Music Fest Presents
TREEFORT MUSIC FEST @ THE RED ROOM
1:30-The Hoot Hoots
8:00-The We Shared Milk
9:00-James Plane Wreck
10:00-And And And
1:00-Wooden Indian Burial Ground
Wooden Indian Burial Ground
Portland OR | Rock
Wooden Indian Burial Ground is a 4 piece psych/garage outfit from Portland Oregon. Happy to take influence from grey skies, early sci-fi novels, fuzz pedals and homemade drone boxes, WIBG formed as a duo in Portland, Oregon in 2008. Soon after they took sail in a rickety ship called “The Blue Whale”, making a glorious racket across the united states and releasing an 11 track album of drunken-funeral-folk tunes in 2009 entitled “My Bones They Are Naked”. Since the band has grown in numbers and signed with MON AMIE RECORDS of Brooklyn, NY in 2011. A two song, 16 minute/45 rpm/10” entitled “Sunbeams and the Cosmic Ascent to Nowheresville” is now available, and a self titled LP was released on Vinyl and cassette in Oct. 2012.
“Wooden Indian Burial Ground is a guitar-bass-drums band from Portland, Ore., that’s particularly molten. As the rhythm section bears down splashily on whatever riff drives the song, Mr. Fowler pushes surf-guitar techniques — glissando, string-bending, tremolo strumming — toward their noisy, textural extremes, or he makes swoopy sounds from a low-tech analogue synthesizer that a friend built inside a beat-up bit of luggage from a thrift shop…the point of the songs is the way they ride their rudimentary riffs toward euphoric dementia.” -
The New York Times (Jon Parales)
Seattle WA | Rock
Steeped in garage rock and british indie, Tea Cozies take influences from guitar-driven pop bands as Blur, Elastica, and the Pixies. Though Seattle-based, the origins of Tea Cozies began in Northern Colorado where Jessi Reed (vocals, guitar), Brady Harvey (vocals, guitar) and former drummer Kelly Viergutz attended Fort Collins High School together. Jessi started playing guitar at age 15 in punk rock bands, with stints on public access television and in high school talent shows. Brady, the daughter of a music teacher, was classically trained in flute, saxophone, piano, and choir. The two met in 10th grade, bonding over a love of britpop and camping. Brady quickly picked up guitar and they began playing music together with the addition of Kelly. The trio played only one Colorado show at a New Years Eve party, before relocating to Seattle due to boredom and ocean-craving. With the addition of Jeff Anderson (bass, handclaps), Tea Cozies released a 5 song EP recorded in the living room of their house. Cutting their chops at just about every dive bar in Seattle, the band spent the year gigging relentlessly on tour and at local music festivals. In 2009, the band released the infectious Hot Probs (produced by Erik Blood), which Seattle Weekly describes as "equal parts garage rock and '60s girl group, punk and bubblegum, Blur and Bikini Kill." Hot Probs was picked up by regional radio such as KEXP and 107.7 The End, earning the band slots at the 2009 Seattle City of Music Awards and in the GIVE Seattle Compilation (along with Ben Gibbard and The Long Winters.) In late 2009, the band parted ways with drummer Kelly Viergutz, who now plays in the folk-rock group, Origami Ghosts. Tea Cozies enlisted former Fleet Fox Garrett Croxon (drums) and are currently working on their sophomore album. Look for them in the upcoming MTV.com series $5 Cover: Seattle.
San Francisco CA | Alternative
The Mallard are an inside-out-echo-laser-garage-psych-rock four-piece from San Francisco. Their home fried songs harness the naked abandon of 60's punk (think earliest Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd), but inject the form with a deranged spirit all their own. Close attention to texture and dynamics allow the band to explore unusual terrain – to grant access into unexpected realms of beauty and terror. . .with dessert.
And And And
Portland OR | Rock
James Plane Wreck
Boise ID | Rock
James Plane Wreck consists of singer/songwriter Aaron Smith, Shaun Shireman, Andrew Bagley and Shane Brown.Reformed in the summer of 2011. This continuation of premium rock and roll will proceed to give you what you need!
Aaron Smith-Vocals, Guitar
Shane Brown-Guitar, Vocals
Rubedo is the physical manifestation of sound streaming from the psyche of its members. As a whole they create a familiar vibration that audiences actively relate to, integrate and use to transform their own individual state of awareness into one of universal love and collective understanding. This is the alchemy of rock and roll.
2012 Released on20 Sided Records
The dissociated complexes of the preconscious can be made to dance together into a single braid, some unity whose potential outdistances its fragments. Defined and in defiance of this reordering, chaos threatens to pull the braid apart and start again, looking not for measurable progress but simply newness. These twin forces of unification and chaos are at war and in harmony – the individual is a part and apart of the whole, pulled by what makes him unique and what makes them together. The process of integration into the true self is a bridge between the past and the future, held over the expanse of right now.
San Francisco CA | Pop
From the Bay Area of San Francisco, CA, Ash Reiter (pronounced like "right-er") describes her vocals as "honey and whiskey"--an apt description by most accounts. Popdose.com calls them "lightly electrified folk with an added oomph." She has been compared to Jolie Holland, among other female folk artists, but with a certain excitable dance quality you don't find as often in indie-folk. Ash Reiter - Vocals, guitar Will Halsey - Drums, Percussion Scott Brown- Bass Drew Brown- Lead Guitar
San Jose CA |
Ugly Winner formed as a three piece in 2008, playing shows around the Bay Area, touring the U.S. West Coast and working on songs for their first full-length entitled "Minutes, Years & Never". The album was released in 2010, along with a split 7" with San Francisco based band, Slow Trucks. Suffice to say, the band is rooted in San Jose DIY, local indie music, and art. They are synonymous, almost, with their bassist's place called the "Ginger Bread House", a destination for many touring bands choosing to grace the heart of Silicon Valley.
Marty Martin and Joey Corsentino grew up and played music together in Colorado. During the 90’s, they listened to and were influenced by several bands from Idaho, so much in fact, that in 2009 they moved to Boise to start their own band. Sleepy Seeds has proudly been a part of the Boise music community ever since. Their songs are built with sensitive lyrics and guitar wizardry, and have a somewhat mellow and melodic sound. Drummer Chad Keever moved to Boise from Washington and joined the band in 2010, and in 2013 Sleepy Seeds added legendary bassist Brett Nelson (Butterfly Train, Built to Spill, The Suffocation Keep).
The Hoot Hoots
Seattle WA | Rock
Bunny suits and super heroes. Rainbow cloaks and Vader onesies. Fuzz, synths, sing-a-longs, and yes more fuzz! Seattle power pop quartet The Hoot Hoots bring all that and more as they pledge allegiance to the United States of Have-A-Good-Time, and its obvious in both their live shows and in their two 2011 full length releases, Silly Lecture Series and Appetite for Distraction.
In reviews of their live shows and albums, the Seattle Weekly has compared them favorably to the Shins, the Deli Seattle Magazine has praised them for their "flashy, out-of-control pop sensibilities," and countless audiences from venues across Seattle can bear witness to their dedication to creating a fun, energetic performance. Think vintage Flaming Lips with a splash of NES and a dash of the Unicorns and you get the idea.
Lead vocalist/guitarist Adam Prairie grew up with his brother/drummer Chris in the middle of Midwestern corn fields in Clifton, IL. The two played whiffle ball and Nintendo, watched the original Star Wars trilogy obsessively, and learned to play guitars, drums, and Casio keyboards in the bedroom they shared for most of their formative years.
Since then they've rounded out their sound with bassist Geoff Brown and keyboardist Christina Ellis, and they've released one demo album, one EP, and in the spring of 2010 they released their first full length, Silly Lecture Series, which PopMatters.com described as "brimming with the confidence of a group that's ready to break through the big leagues."
7 months later, they released Appetite for Distraction, and it inspired similar praise from Seattle Weekly: "While the group's fun-loving, reverential spirit keeps them orbiting their influences, their high-energy songbook, full of stories about ghosts and robots and brain eating dinosaurs, captures the essence of goof-pop with upbeat, irrepressible glee."
Perhaps audience member Tim Mendonsa sums it up best: "The Hoot Hoots are the band Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" would have made when he got older; incredibly imaginative, funny, energetic, and quite poignant at times, too."
Talkative was born in a noise dream. First existing in Eugene they were originally a performance-art noise duo. Focusing their time on loops, effects, and delay bent vocals, the shows were mentally and aurally intensive. As time shifted forward new forms of performance were explored and they have found a comfortable setup with effects soaked guitars, drums, and keyboards. The sound of Talkative starts in a flurry of digital noise that eventually finds itself ripping through guitar riffs before shapeshifting into rolling drums and sequencers. They've released two full length albums "Strange Luxuries" and "Light Years" which both illustrate a dynamic quality unique to Talkative. "Light Years" shows Talkative's ability to bath in reverb and rebirth itself in melody with the help of guitar, bass, and drums. Their current live set up includes live visuals, booming drums and bass, wild vocals and ripping guitars.